|IDEA Related Laws|
Public Law 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is available on this CD. Access to other related laws and regulations requires a live Internet connection.
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Act is the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since ESEA was enacted in 1965. It redefines the federal role in K-12 education and will help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. It is based on four basic principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work. Link to the law in multiple formats at http://www.ed.gov/legislation/ESEA02/
The Rehabilitation Act is the Federal legislation that authorizes the formula grant programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance. It also authorizes a variety of training and service discretionary grants administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The Act authorizes research activities that are administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the work of the National Council on Disability. The Act also includes a variety of provisions focused on rights, advocacy and protections for individuals with disabilities.
II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with
disabilities in all programs, activities, and services provided by state and
local governments. Related regulations are available at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR/regs/28cfr35.html
For further information on ADA http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
Start Act includes responsibilities for children with disabilities enrolled
in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Head
Start Program Regulations, Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
Parts 1301 through 1311. Program Guidance for Parts 1304 and 1308 is included.
These regulations are provided by The Administration for Children and Families,
Department of Health and Human Services.
For further information on Head Start, contact the Head Start Publications Management Center at 202-737-1030 or check their web site at http://www.headstartinfo.org/
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g;
34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education
records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable
program of the U.S. Department of Education. For more information including
the regulations and legislative history go to http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/ferpalist.html
to Work and Self-sufficiency Program
On December 28, 2001, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published final regulations implementing the "Ticket to Work and Self-sufficiency Program" (the Ticket to Work program) authorized by the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-170). The Ticket to Work program provides Social Security disability beneficiaries and disabled or blind Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries with expanded access to employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services. This program will enable these beneficiaries to obtain, regain or maintain employment and to reduce their dependency on cash assistance. Under this program, SSA will pay the providers of those services, called employment networks (ENs), after the beneficiaries achieve certain levels of work and earnings. The final regulations and rules are located at http://www.ssa.gov/regulations/rin0960_af11f.htm